Is toenail fungus linked to Athlete’s Foot?

Toenail fungus and Athlete’s Foot are similar as they are both fungal infections.  The same fungus that infects the skin with Athlete’s Foot can spread to and infect the toenails, causing the nails to become thick and discolored.  We see many cases of toenail fungus that are a direct result of an Athlete’s Foot infection. […]

Skin Cancer – what should I look for on my feet?

Melanoma on your feet. What to look for and when to be concerned. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can affect all ages. It can be found on the foot or ankle and can often go unnoticed until it is at an advanced stage. The cause of melanoma can be excessive exposure to […]

What causes blisters on my feet?

Blisters are caused from friction.  Blisters can vary in size and severity.  For example, a new pair of shoes can rub against your ankle and cause a painful blister. Here are some tips to avoid getting a painful blister: Wear the right size shoe. Shoes that are too big will cause the foot to slide. […]

What is the difference between a corn and a callus?

You often hear the term “corns and calluses” used in the same sentence, but these two things are not the same.  Corns and calluses both develop as your skin hardens to protect itself from friction or pressure such as rubbing against your shoes. So what’s the difference? Click here to read more about the difference […]

Why do my heels get dry and cracked during winter?

Do your heels look like this during the winter?  Do they hurt, itch and stick to your socks?  If so, you are not alone.  What causes this skin condition and why is it more prevalent during the winter? The winter season means drier air.  Indoors and outdoors there is less humidity in the air.  Lack of humidity […]